Nutrition Class offered at Parisi House on the Hill
Presented by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
A UC Cooperative Extension: Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences
Program Representatives and Facilitators: Carmen Simmons and Elaine Taylor
Research shows a strong link between nutrition and learning. A recent review suggests that a child’s brain is sensitive to short term variations in nutrition intake. In other words, what a child eats or does not eat, affects his or her ability to learn.
The goal is to help people better manage their family and personal resources by promoting healthy lifestyles for their families. They will learn to increase awareness of fruit, vegetables and other high-fiber, low fat foods. They are taught to increase awareness of food safety practices and encouraging daily physical activity.
Adult clients will learn: to plan nutritious meals, increase physical activity, stretch their food dollar, safe food handling and prevent obesity through healthy lifestyles
This class will be offered three times a year. Each class is two hours long and runs for four weeks.
We continue to offer exercise for the clients while at Parisi House on the Hill. In mid-September we will get interns from San Jose State University’s kinesiology department to begin an exercise class 1-3 times a week. This project will be overseen by Lisa Richardson who runs Fitness Clinic in Los Gatos.